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Gooch added to transportation projects board

State Sen. Steve Gooch was named last week as the senate appointee to the Georgia Mountains Transportation Roundtable.

February 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Voting Session Agenda

6 p.m. Feb. 3 at city hall

February 02, 2011 | | Government


Mayor, city council terms to expire in 2011

Public office terms ending this year are the posts of Dawsonville City Council members Mike Wilson and Mike Sosebee. The term of Mayor Joe Lane Cox will also expire.

January 26, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


City, school officials take helm for year

The Dawson County School Board and the Dawsonville City Council each respectively chose new offices for members last week.

January 26, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Commission approves historical designation

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to establish a new zoning designation that could deem certain locations in the county as "historic."

January 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


City may condemn land

Calvin Byrd said Dawsonville officials have spoken with downtown merchants and polled visitors.

January 26, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


County objects to city annexation

A farmer's application for annexation into the city, which was withdrawn earlier this month, was met recently with some opposition from Dawson County government.

January 26, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Director says ‘attaboy’ to locals

Despite record-breaking snowfall and the accumulation of ice on heavily-traveled routes last week, Billy Thurmond said Dawson County roadways looked pretty darn good.

January 19, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Annexation request withdrawn

A Dawson County landowner has withdrawn his request to annex property near the site of a controversial motorsports park into Dawsonville.

January 19, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Senator tapped for top post

While last week's arctic blast cut into the state's legislative activities, the new District 51 state senator said to expect great things to happen when the Senate reconvenes Jan. 24.

January 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Local official tapped for regional post

The group charged with pushing a new 1-cent sales tax for regional transportation projects met for the first time last week as it aims to put the vote on a ballot in 2012.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission approves mobile unit for shelter

A vote by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week allows a modular building that will be used as a surgical center to be placed next to the local animal shelter.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


New commissioner makes appointments

Dawson County's newest commissioner selected familiar faces as his appointments to the county's planning commission.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government




New state laws affect taxes, roads

The start of 2011 will usher in several new state laws.

January 05, 2011 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | Government


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Commissioners name Bill Tanner interim county manager

During a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon, commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Bill Tanner to serve as county manager until a permanent replacement is ...

July 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Retired army engineer to run for District 2 commission seat

Retired army engineer and JROTC instructor at Dawson County High School, Robert Wiley is now officially on the ballot for the District 2 county commission ...

July 26, 2016 | Amy French | Government


Etowah votes to lay 12-inch waterlines on Nix Bridge

Residents along Nix Bridge Road will soon have the waterlines needed for improved fire safety, though there are no immediate plans by the county to ...

July 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Neikirk named interim county manager

Commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

July 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission chair recommends full property tax rollback

Commission Chairman Mike Berg is calling for a full millage rate rollback that, if approved, would be the county's first tax reduction in 12 ...

July 20, 2016 | By Michele Hester | Government


Tax commissioner candidates make plea for runoff votes

Andi Henson Juliette and Nicole Stewart made final public pleas to voters last week asking for support in Tuesday's runoff election for Dawson County ...

July 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Sheriff’s candidates square off in debate

The men vying to be Dawson County's first new sheriff in 20 years squared off in a heated debate last week before a standing ...

July 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Magistrate judges to get raises

Commissioners last week approved a request to increase salaries for the county's two fulltime magistrate judges.

July 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


City threatens lawsuit over SPLOST documents

City officials last week sent a letter to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners threatening suit over alleged missing documents detailing sales tax expenditures.

July 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville mayor elected to state municipal association board

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was recently elected to the Georgia Municipal Association board of directors during the group's annual meeting in Savannah June 27.

July 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Early voting for July 26 runoff underway

Early voting is underway for the July 26 runoff election to choose Dawson County's next sheriff and tax commissioner.

July 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Joint committee to tackle rural Georgia’s high-speed internet challenges

Members of Dawson County's state delegation have been tasked with tackling rural Georgia's high-speed internet challenges.

June 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


White primer on Historic Courthouse concerns residents

The past few weeks have had many residents in Dawson County in full fret mode as they have driven through downtown Dawsonville and seen the ...

June 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Water quality improved for Pigeon Creek

Water quality has improved for residents living in Pigeon Creek Estates following the city's move to reroute service through a new well.

June 07, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Proposed city budget up $400,000 from current year

The park going in behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and plans to continue with a downtown revitalization project top capital expenses in the city's ...

June 02, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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